9780833034991

How Prepared are First Responders for Domestic Terrorism?

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  • ISBN13:

    9780833034991

  • ISBN10:

    0833034995

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-12-21
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation
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Summary

Emergency responders play a critical role in responding to terrorist attacks. This volume presents the results of a nationwide survey RAND undertook of state and local law enforcement agencies, state offices of emergency management, and state departments of agriculture to assess how prepare they are for this role.

Table of Contents

Preface iii
Figures
ix
Tables
xi
Summary xv
Acknowledgments xxxi
Abbreviations xxxiii
Introduction
1(10)
Background
1(2)
Objective
3(1)
Approach
4(4)
Limitations
8(2)
Organization of This Report
10(1)
Response Experience of Law Enforcement Agencies with Terrorism
11(16)
Analytic Approach
11(1)
Few Local Law Enforcement Agencies Had Prior Experience with Terrorism
12(3)
Following 9/11, State and Local Law Enforcement Gained More Experience in Responding to Terrorist-Related Incidents
15(3)
Potential Physical Vulnerabilities Vary at the Local Level
18(2)
Most Local Law Enforcement Agencies Perceive the Threat to Be Low for Their Jurisdiction
20(2)
Discussion
22(5)
Preparedness Results for Law Enforcement Agencies
27(38)
Analytic Approach
29(1)
Assessment Activities Before and after 9/11
30(4)
Coordination Activities
34(6)
Communications Interoperability
40(2)
Organizational Changes Made to Improve Terrorism Response Capabilities
42(4)
Planning Activities
46(2)
Training and Exercises
48(6)
Discussion
54(11)
Law Enforcement's Support Needs and How They Are Resourcing Preparedness Activities
65(20)
Introduction
65(1)
Analytic Approach
65(1)
Law Enforcement's Support Needs
66(5)
How Law Enforcement Is Resourcing Their Preparedness Activities
71(4)
Discussion
75(10)
Understanding the Relationship Between Risk, Size of Jurisdiction, Receipt of Funding, and Preparedness Activities
85(24)
Introduction
85(2)
Analytic Approach
87(8)
Results
95(9)
Discussion
104(5)
Conclusions and Future Directions
109(20)
Introduction
109(1)
Conclusions and Implications
110(15)
Future Directions: Getting the Most Out of the Survey
125(4)
Appendix A. Study Methodology 129(10)
Appendix B. Analysis of Perceived Threat and Characteristics of Law Enforcement Agencies 139(2)
References 141

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